From Friday 14th till Sunday 16th September 2018 the Madrid Football Cup took place on the pitches of José Caballero and Valdelasfuentes in Alcobendas, a suburb north of Madrid. This U14 boys tournament has been successfully organized the last few years. Participating teams were staying at different hotels all located in the Alcobendas region.
On behalf of the organization, we can acknowledge that this year’s edition was a huge success, mainly because of the competitive character of the tournament with 32 competing teams coming from all over the world. To name a few of the intercontinental teams that participated in the tournament: Crossfire Premier (USA), JFA (Japan), Chertanovo (Russia), Argentinos Juniors (Argentina), Maccabi Petah Tikva (Israel) and some more. A few top clubs from Europe were present as well, for example Chelsea FC, FC Bayern München, AS Roma and so on. Spain was represented as well with top clubs like Sevilla FC, Rayo Vallecano, Getafe and Atlético Madrid.
The winner of this year’s edition was JFA from Japan. This J-1 league club performed very well in 2017 too when they ended third in the tournament.
Just like the organization, teams were very satisfied with the tournament. We’ve asked the teams to send through their thoughts about the tournament and we’d love to share some nice reviews of the teams with you:
- ‘’From a sports perspective, this was a great opportunity and experience for us to play against teams from all over the world. We enjoyed every moment and every game and would be more than happy to be part of this great tournament next year again’’ (Dino Buric, Academy Manager of FC Flyeralarm Admira).
- ‘’For the tournament, this is the fifth tournament we are participating in, and this is undoubtedly the highest level tournament we have participated in any way. The professional level of the tournament and the organization was amazing’’ (Yonatan Schmal, trainer of Maccabi Petah Tikva from Israel).
- “Madrid football cup is a well-organized tournament, our players got an amazing experience for their lives“ (Daniel Äng, team manager of IFK Stocksund from Sweden).
- “As a representative of Rayo Vallecano at the Madrid Football Cup 2018, I would like to thank all the members of the organization for their treatment during the tournament. All the services received (buses, food service, ...) were very good and we would be happy to participate in future editions of the tournament. Thank you very much” (Rayo Vallecano).